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PBS
Jan 22, 2013 5:00pm PST
. convention on the law of the sea. >>> one month has passed since a shocking gang rape in india revived a national debate out sexual violence. a group of men attacked and raped a 23-year-old woman on a bus in the indian capital new delhi. she was taken to singapore fortreatment but died from her wounds. police arrested six men for alleged involvement in the crime. they have been charged with murder and sexual assault. five of the six were taken to court on monday to enter their pleas. defense lawyers raised the possibility that one of those five is a minor. the hearing was postponed after defense lawyers called on the hearing to be open to the public. theourt is scheduled to reconvene on thursday. now, government officials have promised to do more to protect women and punish attackers. but incidents of violence have continued to come to light. nhk world's apishek dulia reports from new delhi. >> we want -- >> justice! >> reporter: public outrage has erupted across india since the new delhi gang rape incident came to light. anger is directed not only against rapists but also the government
PBS
Jan 24, 2013 7:00pm PST
detect the infection. the new measures call for close cooperation between i.t. firms and law enforcement through personnel exchanges. police officers obtain information through former hackers and others who have advanced technologies that can discover weak points in the country's cyber security system. officers are being asked to identify viruses and analyze cyber cases. it proposes sending investigators to the united states to study fbi counter measures against cyber crimes. >>> japanese prosecutors have questioned two former executives of tokyo electric power company about the 2011 accident at the fukushima power plant. prosecutors are believed to have asked them what plans tepco made and pressed on the power supplier's prediction of the likelihood of a disaster of that magnitude. they are accusing both the government and tepco management of professional negligent resulting in death and injury. prosecutors are likely to face major challenges pursing their case. legal experts say it could be difficult to hold individuals criminally responsible for the accident. it may be nec
PBS
Jan 21, 2013 7:00pm PST
try to work with the republicans to revamp laws and avoid defaulting on the national debt. ♪ and the rockets red glare ♪ the bombs bursting in air >> pop star beyonce sang the national anthem. her performance capped off the proceedings of the inaugural parade. then the president walked the route from the capitol building down pennsylvania avenue to the white house. his first inauguration true almost two million people. this time an estimated 700,000 turned out. >>> algerians are counting the human cost of a four day stand off after a natural gas facility. the victims were from eight countries. >> translator: the terrorists have entered the country from northern mali. >> the prime minister said the number of hostages made the rescue mission difficult, but he said they had to storm the plant before the militants could flee with their captives. >> translator: we can't accept this kind of terrorist act. we attacked the militants with force to protect our people. >> sellal said most of the 790 workers survived the hostage crisis, but some are still unaccounted for. prime minister shinzo
WHUT
Jan 22, 2013 7:30am EST
breaches international law and contributed to a breakdown in the peace process. >>> the state of relations between israelis and palestinians is just one factor behind the rise of political hardliners. nhk world reports from jerusalem. >> reporter: on a college campus in jerusalem, members of a peace group invited students to an event to discuss the palestinian issue. but they got little positive response. it's been 20 years since they signed the peace agreement. but in israel, the euphoria has since long died down. peace still seems a long way off. in a recent poll, only 31% of respondents answered that they expect peace to come in a few years. more and more israelis are losing belief in the peace process. and moving toward the right. among many campaign pollsters, the ones spanned out are ones like this from extreme right wing party jewish home. campaign held by jewish home drew so many supporters they couldn't all fit in the hall. the head is known as a strong opponent of the establishment of a palestinian state. >> translator: all the promise lands belong to israel. >> reporte
WHUT
Jan 23, 2013 7:30am EST
build this hotel on wheels to maneuver around the rules. japanese law puts restrictions on construction in areas hit by the tsunami. sasaki wanted to help spur on the reconstruction effort by providing shelter for some newcomers. hundreds of workers and volunteers are rebuilding the town. until lately, there weren't enough rooms for them. >> translator: i'm involved in the surveys for moving city buildings to higher ground. this area has very few the hotels close to my job and that's a big help. >> reporter: el faro has already accommodated hundreds of guests. sasaki says reservations of coming in from across the country. >> translator: we've received a lot of support from people in miyagi prefecture and beyond. even from people overseas. and that's really lifted our spirits. >> reporter: her hotel is also helping the regional economy. it has created new jobs for people who are living in temporary housing. >> translator: i wanted to be active because of it was so frustrating staying in my temporary house all day. i'm very grateful. >> reporter: and guests who'd have had to
WHUT
Jan 29, 2013 7:30am EST
. an expert panel within the authority finalized the guidelines they'll that will be passed into law by july. the new regulations will define active faults as formations that moved in the past 120,000 into 130,000 years but that could be extended to 400,000 years ago if faults are hard to identify. the guidelines will force plant operators to prepare for the highest possible tsunami for all of the reactors. the operators will have to implement safety measures like sea walls to protect the plant from tsunami and minimize flooding. >>> dutch queen beatrix is giving up her throne, celebrating her 75th birthday on thursday. the queen addressed the nation in a televised speech. she said responsibility for the country is in the hands of a new generation. queen beatrix will be succeeded by crown prince wilhelm alexander. his core nation is planned for queen's day, april 30 9. he'll be the first dutch king in about 120 years. the royal family is close to japan's imperial family. they inviolated crown prince to the netherlands for a holiday in 2006. >>> italian brand fendi is putting up $2.9
KCSMMHZ
Jan 24, 2013 6:00am PST
during a period of marshall law that lasted from 1972 until marcos fled the country in february 1986. his government is accused of making arbitrary arrests, detention, torture or even executions. some 10,000 victims or surviving relatives are eligible for compensation. the downfall of the regime gathered pace following the death in august 1983 of senator aquino, father of the current president and fierce critic of the marcos regime. he was assassinated at the manila airport. his wife led the people power movement that ousted marcos in 1986 and propelled her to the presidency. how to use the billions of dollars that marcos and his family gathered corruptly has been a lingering question ever since his downfall. filipinos were shocked to see the luxurious jewelry and shoes collected by former first lady ameldo marcos. the swiss federal supreme court ordered that ed thed that more million should be transferred to the philippine government. >>> 27 years after the people power revolution, the philippine economy is finally emerging as one of the most exciting in asean. growth in the th
KCSMMHZ
Jan 22, 2013 6:00am PST
law of the sea. >>> u.s. diplomats are trying to punish north korea for firing off a rocket last month they presented a draft lest solution to the u.n. security council aimed at tightening existing sanctions. the draft condemns the launch as a missile test that violated security council resolutions. it also urges north koreans to end their nuclear development program. the draft lists additional sanction targets, including individuals and government organizations such as the space agency. american diplomats work with counterparts from japan and south korea to push for sanctions. five of the six were taken to court on monday to enter their please. defense lawyers raise the possibility that one of those five is a minor. the hearing was postponed after defense lawyers called on the hearing to be opened to the public. the court is scheduled to reconvene on thursday. the government and police are pledging to do more to protect women and punish attackers, but incidents of violence continue to come to light. >> reporter: public outrage has continued in india. it's not just against the su
KCSMMHZ
Jan 28, 2013 6:00am PST
common interest in setting a high standard for transparency, rule of law and market access. >> michael green believes japan has a lot to gain by joining negotiations for the transpacific partnership free trade agreement or ttp. he says it would improve the country's standing with the u.s. and within asia. and he says it would send a message that prime minister shinzo abe and his liberal democratic party have the will to act. >> the upper house election in july makes this politically complicated for the ldp, but i think there needs to be some momentum. when countries assess the national power of another country, one important source of power is will power. the ability to take steps to address the national interest, to strengthen the country. >> but green said japanese leaders need to take a more cautious approach in dealing with sensitive issues with their neighbors, especially south korea. >> i think the administration and many strong supporters of the u.s./japan alliance are worried about what would happen politically if the statement were revised or that pandora's box wer
KCSMMHZ
Jan 29, 2013 6:00am PST
against an earthquake and tsunami. the guidelines finalized and passed into law by july. >>> they will define active faults as formations that moved in the past 120,000 to 130,000 years. but that could be extended to 400,000 years ago if faults are hard to identify. any plants deemed to be sitting on active faults could be shut down. the guidelines will force plant operators to prepare for the highest possible tsunamis for all reactors. the operators will have to implement safety measures like seawalls, to protect the plants from tsunamis and minimize flooding. and new safety guidelines are expected to be passed into law by july. >>> north korean leader is rallying supporters ahead of what many analysts believe will be the country's third underground test. the gathering on monday involved secretaries of the ruling party's local divisions or cells. it was first of its kind in 5 1/2 years. kim said that meeting marks a turning point in the party's efforts to strengthen the military. >> translator: we play an important role in building a prosperous nation and unification of the koreans. >
KCSMMHZ
Jan 21, 2013 6:00am PST
. u.s. president barack obama has been trying to reform gun control laws since the mass shooting last month at an elementary school in connecticut. his proposal has prompted protest rallies across the country. >>> assertions that part of a rocket launched by north korea in december was made in china could influence u.n. security council discussions. the body is considering possible responses to the launch. south korea's military has analyzed debris from the rocket salvaged from the yellow sea. including a first stage fuel tank. sources say some of the debris appears to be from china and four other countries. u.n. resolutions ban member countries from exporting missile parts to north korea. many countries view the launch as a test of the north's long-range missile technology. china has traditionally defended the north at the security council. >>> u.s.-based group human rights watch has called on the united nations to look into abuses at north korea. parents of a japanese abducted by the north joined the appeal. the group's tokyo office chief has said the world has focused on the north'
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